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Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW)

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Pickup at Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport (SAW)

Open your app to request a ride

When you’re ready, open the Uber app to request a ride to your destination. Choose the SAW airport transportation option that suits your group size and luggage needs.

Follow directions in the app

You’ll get directions about Sabiha Gökçen Airport pickup points directly in the app. Pickup locations may vary by terminal. Rideshare pickup signs might also be available at Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport.

Meet your driver

Go to your assigned SAW pickup location as specified by the app. Please note: this location may not always be at your nearest exit. Your driver’s name, license plate, and car color will show in the app. Verify your ride before you get in. If you can’t find your driver, contact them through the app.

Top questions from riders

  • Uber is available at SAW Airport, so you can enjoy a comfortable and convenient trip to wherever you need to go.

  • To find your pickup location, check the Uber app after you request a ride.

  • Even if a trip is not very long, Uber rates to and from Sahiba Gökçen Airport may still be affected by time, traffic, and other factors. Check the Uber price estimator for approximate trip prices.

  • Pickup timing can vary based on the time of day, how many drivers are on the road, and other factors.

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Things to do in the Istanbul Airport terminal

Uber is the ideal choice for travelers arriving to or departing from SAW Airport. Welcoming more than 25 million passengers a year, Sabiha Gökçen Airport is one of the busiest airports in Istanbul, ideally placed for travelers to the eastern part of the city. Sabiha Gökçen Airport can be found on the Asian side of Istanbul, around 50 kilometers (31 miles) from the city center. For anyone traveling to the Asian side of the city, as well as to the town of Darica, it’s a great option, made especially so thanks to its modern 320,000-square-meter (3.4 million-square-foot) passenger complex.

Istanbul Airport terminal

Sabiha Gökçen Airport has one terminal building that handles both international and domestic flights and contains 112 check-in counters. Within the airport and its outlying buildings, there is also a conference center and a VIP building, as well as a car park, hotel, and food court. Airlines flying from Sabiha Airport include:

  • Emirates
  • flydubai
  • Qatar
  • SunExpress
  • Turkish Airlines

Getting around SAW

As SAW Airport has only one terminal building, there’s no need to worry about getting a shuttle between terminals. Multiple transport options are available to take people to and from the airport, including taxis, buses, trains, and Uber. There’s also a direct link to a TEM highway, ensuring easy access to Istanbul city center for people who make use of car rental at Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport. The car park is 4 stories and perfect for passengers who’ve driven their own vehicle to the airport.

Things to do at Sabiha Gökçen Airport

SAW Airport offers a wide range of shops that are open throughout the year, so whether you need to stock up on travel essentials before your flight or you want to pick up a souvenir for friends and family, there’s an option for you. Its duty-free services are extensive, with a massive selection occupying 4,500 square meters (48,400 square feet).

Sabiha Gökçen Airport lounges

Multiple lounges are available at SAW Airport, in both the Domestic Hall and the International Hall, providing you with a great space to relax away from the hustle and bustle of the airport.

Hotels near Sabiha Gökçen Airport

One hotel is within Sabiha Airport, making it a great choice for anyone on a layover or arriving in Istanbul in the early-morning hours. This 3-story, 128-room hotel is more than capable of meeting the needs of passengers and has access on both air and land sides. Within 30 minutes of the airport, travelers can find numerous budget accommodation options, plus more upscale hotels. Meeting room facilities are also available at many of these hotels, as well as business centers, taking the pressure off any businessperson on the go.

Points of interest near SAW Airport

If you have a lengthy layover at Sabiha Airport, you have a variety of attractions and sights to explore, particularly if you have time to head into Istanbul’s historic city center, including:

  • The Blue Mosque
  • Galata Tower
  • Grand Bazaar
  • Hagia Sophia
  • Topkapi Palace

Find more information about Istanbul SAW Airport here.


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